The Ponytail Palm is known for its thick, water-storing trunk and quirky, curly leaves that grow from the top like a ponytail. A hardy houseplant, the Ponytail Palm is not a true palm, but an evergreen perennial with succulent characteristics. This plant thrives in a spot that regularly receives bright light.
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Thrives in bright indirect to direct light.
This plant is native to semi-desert areas of Central America, and when planted outdoors it does best in relatively sandy but organically rich soil. As in indoor plant, it does well in a cactus/succulent potting mix augmented with peat to improve its richness.
Water every 2-3 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Increase frequency with increased light.
Temperature and Humidity
Ponytail palms prefer warm, arid temperatures, above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. However, they will survive down to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, providing these temps are not prolonged.
Feed weekly with liquid fertilizer during the growing season, or use a slow-release pellet fertilizer in the spring. Reduce feeding during the winter.
Potting and Repotting
For growing indoors, pot a ponytail palm in a smallish container filled with a cactus/ succulent potting mix that is blended with some peat. Repot in the spring as needed. If your goal is to grow a large palm tree, repot it every year, but if you want to keep it smaller, repot every two or three years. Ponytail palms will thrive when slightly underpotted in a container that confines the roots.
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